If you have a fence or are thinking about getting one, you may have stumbled upon mentions of fence post caps in your online search. When installed on top of your fence posts, post caps are accessories that can prevent decay in wood fences and add charm and intrigue to any residential fence. This blog will go over the different post cap shapes, materials, benefits, and more. Read on to learn everything you need to know about fence post caps for residential fences.
Whether your fence is made of wood or vinyl, you can utilize any type of fence post cap. Post caps are made of a wide variety of materials including copper, brass, wood, vinyl, and glass. Some post caps even have solar-powered LEDs embedded in them for easy illumination. Vinyl post caps can provide a seamless addition to your vinyl fence, and metal or glass caps can upgrade the aesthetic of any fence.
Fence post caps come in many different shapes. The tops can be shaped like balls, pyramids, lanterns, spikes, and more. Simple flat caps are also available for a no-frills look. Some glass post caps incorporate stained glass or metalwork images into square designs, while others opt for a round blown glass feel. Wood post caps can be carved as simply or as intricately as you want, and they can take virtually any shape. Talk to the experts at Hercules Fence to learn more about what fence post caps are available for your property and which ones will look best.
There are a few different sizes available to fit your fence, but it is important to note the actual and nominal dimensions of your fence posts. The actual size of your post refers to the measurements of your fence as they appear on a ruler, while the nominal size refers to the commonly known size of that particular piece of lumber, usually rounded slightly. For example, a 4” x 4” post is actually 3 ½” x 3 ½” when measured, but the nominal size is 4” x 4”. When shopping for fence post caps, it is helpful to know the nominal and actual sizes of your fence posts. The inside measurements of your new post caps are usually slightly larger than the size of your posts.
While some people certainly choose to install fence posts for purely aesthetic reasons, they have practical benefits as well. Fence post caps can help protect wood fence posts from moisture and insects, staving off termites, mold, and decay. LED post caps can be used to illuminate pathways and yards. Caps can make all kinds of fences look more finished and polished, adding to your home’s curb appeal.
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